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The Bicentenary marked the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney in 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip (1738–1814), commander of the First Fleet, established the foundations of a British colony at Sydney Cove on the 26 January 1788.
|Address:||Carrington & Hyndes Street, Soldiers Memorial Park , West Wallsend, 2286|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.902196|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-January-1788|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-January-1988|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1988|
1788 - 1988
A Colliery township founded by the West Wallsend Coal Company and subdivided in 1887. Collieries of the area were :
1888 West Wallsend, Newcastle New-Wallsend later West Wallsend extended (Killingworth)
1890 Monkwearmouth (Later Seaham No. 1)
1905 Seaham No. 2
1971 West Wallsend No. 2 ( still operating 1988)
West Wallsend Colliery was a pioneer in the use of an all-metal headframe in the Australian Colonies.
An historic sites Bicentennial Project funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority and the Lake Macquarie City Council to celbrate Australia`s Bicentenary.